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Written by Anthony Buckeridge
Illustrated by Mays
Published by Collins in 1958

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Cover of TAKE JENNINGS FOR INSTANCE by Anthony Buckeridge


  • In theory the Form 3 Natural History Club at Linbury Court was an undertaking worthy of encouragement. In practice, however, it was found that the study of wild life upset the smooth running of school routine. And when Jennings (Chief Frog Spotter) and Darbishire (Hon. Sec.) decided to look farther afield for their specimens, things began to happen.For example, Mr. Wilkin's car developed engine trouble in mysterious circumstances; Dr. Hipkin, the "scientific frogman" narrowly escaped a watery grave. And then there was the combination padlock which required of its owner a knowledge of English history before it would function. But perhaps worst of all was the alleged escape of a swarm of newly-graduated frogs which might be hopping about the building just as the guests arrived for the Speech Day ceremony.